Confirmed victory
Petitioning MLB The Mariners and 4 others

Seattle Mariners: Please make an "It Gets Better" video!

//NOTABLE SIGNERS: St. Rep. Marko Liias, St. Rep. Laurie Jinkins, St. Rep. Jim Moeller // Here in Washington state we pride ourselves on our advancements in equality. That is why as Washingtonians we are asking that our Seattle sports teams make an "It Gets Better" Video! The Seattle Mariners represent all of us in the state of Washington.

The San Francisco Giants changed the sports world by releasing an “It Gets Better” video to stand up against the bullying of gay kids -- and now fans and the media are wondering if other baseball teams like the Mariners are going to follow their lead.

Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."

Letter to
MLB The Mariners
CEO, The Mariners Howard Lincoln
Director – Community Relations Gina Hasson
and 2 others
Vice President – Communications Randy Adamack
Vice President – Marketing Kevin Martinez
We are asking the Seattle Mariners to make an "It Gets Better" Video.

The San Francisco Giants changed the sports world by releasing an “It Gets Better” video to stand up against the bullying of gay kids -- and now fans and the media are wondering if other baseball teams like the Mariners are going to follow their lead.

Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.

Justin Aaberg. Billy Lucas. Cody Barker. Asher Brown. Seth Walsh. Raymond Chase. Tyler Clementi. They were tragic examples of youth who could not believe that life does actually get better.

While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

Some examples of these videos can be found at http://www.itgetsbetter.org

Please, Seattle Mariners, make an It Gets Better video!